Robin Laurén

Exploring my way out of Imposter Syndrome

Change Your Mac Profile Picture Into Anything

So you’re tired of the standard profile pictures, don’t want to use the camera, don’t have a Mac Server? Here’s a fairly simple workaround to use any picture as your profile picture.

Locate or download a picture. Import it to the Photos app by dragging it into the app window. Open System Preferences and enter Users & Groups. Click the user and then the profile picture. It’ll say “Edit” when hovered upon. Choose “Photos” as your source – which indeed is the “Photos” app and not your ~/Pictures folder. Select the newly imported image, click Next, zoom and crop to your liking, and click Save. That’s it.

Changing the macOS User profile picture

(Yeah, i know it’s a bit silly.)